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  • Summary: The songs on the Boston band's EP were originally written as a Valentine's Day present for lead singer Michael Angelakos' girlfriend.
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  1. 80
    Fans of Death Cab and the Postal Service might notice a similarity between Angelakos' and Ben Gibbard's vocal styles. The six song EP features light, airy synths grounded in subtle new wave and pop grooves.
  2. Defined as much by its lyrical prism and Angelakos' falsetto (more on that later) as its gooey textures, Chunk of Change walks the line between beat-driven, Hot Chip floor geeking and twee atmospherics.
  3. This beatific bpmfest amps expectation giddily high for the Boston five-piece’s debut proper, and really is the gift that keeps on giving.
  4. The debut release from Boston’s Passion Pit is a warm and inviting collection of electro-pop that calls to mind popular acts like Postal Service while still blazing its own path.
  5. Angelakos’s Hot Chip-meets-MGMT sound also works on I’ve Got Your Number. His distinctive vocals backfire only on the too-cutesy Cuddle Fuddle.
  6. This tantalizingly brief EP will please fans if The Blow, MGMT, and Hot Chip. [Fall 2008, p.88]
  7. Overall then, Chunk Of Change is several steps short of greatness, but the debut full-length (due later this year) should be worth a listen.

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  1. Jan 13, 2013
    I honestly think it's nearly flawless. An excellent EP, erhaps one of the best, I've heard rivaling Of Montreal's Icons, Abstract Thee. Full of pop-synth power, yet a tangible humanness, it provides a great listen. Nicely layered with several sounds that never appear to be too overbearing. Expand